Windy Winter Weather Moving Into Montana This Weekend

Posted at 7:05 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 21:05:27-05

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for counties west of the Continental Divide.  As snow moves into the state, this area will be hit first and receive some of the highest snowfall amounts, especially on mountain passes.

A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for Helena and Great Falls, in anticipation of freezing rain and snowfall that will arrive early Saturday morning.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front, and a HIGH WIND WATCH is in effect for north-central Montana including Helena, Lewistown, and Great Falls.

We’ll have the latest updates on these watches and warnings continually posted on our website as they come from the National Weather Service.

Precipitation will move into western Montana overnight tonight, moving over the Divide by early Saturday morning.  This will begin as a mix of rain and snow, transitioning to snow as temperatures drop.  This snowfall paired with high winds will create low visibility, slick road surfaces, and difficult driving conditions. Take caution and check the status of roads if you plan on traveling out of town this weekend.

Be safe and have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Katie Alexander